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Jan 31, 2013 10:00pm PST
: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: former u.s. senator chuck hagel faced a hostile reception today from half of the committee that must sign off before he can become secretary of defense. his senate confirmation hearing centered heavily on criticism from his one-time republican colleagues. the atmosphere was friendly enough at the outset as chuck hagel began his big day before the armed services committee. he quickly sought to allay concerns on both sides about h positions on everything from iran to israel to nuclear weapons. >> no one individual vote, no one individual quote, no one individual statement defines me, my beliefs, or my record. my overall world v
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Feb 1, 2013 3:00pm PST
, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the u.s. economy grew in january, but not enough to slow down unemployment. u.s. employers added 157,000 jobs last month, but the unemployment rate still ticked up to 7.9%, showing job availability isn't keeping pace with the number of people who want to work. the labor department figures also painted a better picture for hiring at the end of 2012. white house press secretary jay carney welcomed that news, but said it was not good enough. >> we still have work to do and we need to make sure that when we device economic policies and we negotiate with congress on how to move forward, that we cannot neglect the essential responsibility to insurance that the policies we put in place promote job creation, promote economic growth. >> sreenivasan: on wall street, the jobs numbers pushed the dow jones industrial average above 14,000, a level it hasn't reached since 2007. the dow was up 149 points to close above 14,009. the nasdaq rose 37 points to close at 3,179. for the week, the dow gained three-quarters of a percent, and
PBS
Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
how energy development is going to be a part of the economy going forward. >> ifill: let's talk about the economic agenda. what await there. >> it will be pretty much all budget, all fiscal all year. presidents choose treasury secretaries and the economic team to suit the circumstances of the time. timothy geithner was the pick four years ago in part because he was so well suited to deal with the financial crisis. now obama goes with a guy whose background is heavily steeped in negotiating with the hill. he has the confidence of the president. he knows his way in and out of these issues. he shares the president's philosophical preferences -- protect the social safety net, deal with the deficit, but not sacrificing the safety nest net. the big challenge for mr. obama and mr. lu is getting something done will require coming to agreement with congress, and there the philosophical divide is so wide, that makes getting something done very challenging. >> ifill: part of the divide is health care. this is the time when the rubber hits the road in terms of implementation. this is a cabinet me
PBS
Jan 29, 2013 10:00pm PST
economic studies out there have confirmed that there is expected to see a net gain to our economy from a legalization program, but the most important thing... >> the c.b.o. score... ifill: just aow her to finish. i'll be right back with you >> but the most important thing to also take into account is that over the past four years, 1.6 million immigrants have been deported. just last year at a cost of $18 billion. i think what we need really is an immigration system for the 21st century. i know mr. kobach wants to keep promoting anti-immigrant laws. and in many ways is opposed to illegal immigration but we need a system th works >> i think that last characterization was completely inaccurate. i and many other americans who favor the rule of law are very much in favor of legal immigration. we are a country based on the rule of law but illegal immigration does no good for our economy. in terms of those costs the c.b.o. numbers don't take into account those... the medicaid medicare and all the other welfare program costs in the out years. it is a huge huge drag on our fiscal situation if we
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm PST
newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: for the first time in years, there was serious talk today of getting congress to act on immigration. senators from both sides of the aisle joined to offer propose manies and said they'll work to get them passed by summer. >> we are dealing with 11 million human beings who are here undocumented, the vast and enormous majority of whom have come here in pursuit of what all of us would recognize as the american dream. that's what we endeavor to move forward here on. >> ifill: that announcement today moved immigration reform to the front burner in congress. eight senat
PBS
Feb 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: president obama made his first second-term foray outside washington today, with a call to stop gun violence. it was part of a campaign-style effort designed to goad congress into action. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> ifill: the president took that message to minneapolis, a city that's already imposed stricter background checks on gun buyers. the white house plan calls for those checks, a renewed ban on assault-style weapons and limits on high-capacity magazines for ammunition. >> the only way we can reduce gun violence in this country is
PBS
Jan 30, 2013 10:00pm PST
announce any new action to stimulate the economy. wall street reacted by giving up some of its recent gains. the dow jones industrial average lost 44 points to close at 13,910. the nasdaq fell 11 points to close at 342. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: whither the economy? that's been the question for quite a while now. today, there was a surprising and perhaps confusing new twist. the commerce department reported that gross domestic product actually shrank in the last quarter of 2012. the drop was small, one tenth of a percent. but it was still the first time economic output had fallen in three and a half years. government spending dropped, most dramatically in the defense sector. the report, ough, also ontaed some potive velopments:onsumer spending and business investment were both up. and yesterday, the so-called case-shiller index found that housing prices grew in 20 major cities by an average of 5.5% over the previous year. it was the biggest gain in six years. we talk it through, with joel naroff, an economist, who heads his own consulting
PBS
Feb 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
of what happened when the economy collapsed. it was those types of products that were securitize, they were put into investment vehicles but in order for those investment vehicles to be purchased bid pension funds, mutual funds, they had to be rated so it was standard & poor's that would say to them that the c.b.o.s had the highest rating, the a.a.a. rating. only then were they able to be purchased by these investors but all along it was well known that those investments, that collateral, was not as good as they said. so at the end of the day if you look at why the financial collapse took place and why it was so large it was because you had standard & poor's saying that these were good and they were really bad. >> brown: s&p put out a statement right away, yesterday, they said, look, we used our best judgment and they said in essence everybody was wrong. a quote "unfortunately, s&p like everyone else did not predict the speed of the coming crisis." how do you prove otherwise? >> you prove it when you look at their, mals and models they could have used that have better insulation
PBS
Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
. this is reality. these steps would seriously damage a fragile american economy, and they would degrade our ability to respond to crisis, precisely at a time of rising inacross stability across the globe. >> panetta served for 16 years, 8 terms. today he called the defense spending cuts legislative madness. >>> the use of drones continues to make headlines tonight. after our nbc news report about the obama administration's use of drone strikes to target suspected terrorists overseas. that same technology is being used here at home, a lot. not to launch missile strikes of any kind, but as eyes in the sky for a local law enforcement and a lot of other uses. they've got a lot of folks concerned, and some states are moving to ban drones. our report tonight from nbc's john yang in chicago. >> reporter: while the alabama hostage crisis was under way in an underground bunker, authorities had a birds eye view, an unarmed, remote control drone. but there's a growing backlash to the use of similar devices by law enforcement agencies. this week, virginia lawmakers passed what would be the
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